Top SA musicians reveal their back-up plans if they hadn’t made it

Top SA musicians reveal their back-up plans if they hadn’t made it

- Top SA musicians have shared what their personal back-up plans would have been, had they not made it in music

- Local songstress Rowlene revealed that she would have tried her hand at events planning

- Others admitted that they didn’t have a back-up career and they’d always be chasing their dream no matter what

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In a recent interview with Red Bell Music, some of South Africa’s hottest up and coming musicians gave fans some insight into their lucky breaks, plus what they would have done if it weren’t for these incisive moments in their careers.

SA music scene royalty, including Nasty C, Tellaman, Gemini Major, Rowlene, Lastee and Zino D, revealed this info as part of an exciting project by Red Bull Music and Tall Racks Records titled Lift As You Rise, Channel24 reported.

What was interesting about the main interview question, “Which profession would you be in if you didn’t make it in the industry?”, was that many of the stars gave similar answers.

Top SA musicians reveal their back-up plans if they hadn’t made it

Nasty C, Tellaman, Gemini Major, Lastee and Rowlene hanging out. (Photo credit: RED BULL/@byjono)
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This similar answer being that they would never have forgone music to do something else; they would have kept on trying to reach their dream of sharing music with the world.

Only Rowlene suggested that if she really had to choose, she would have dabbled in event planning, gleaned.

“If it weren’t for my big break, I’d still be chasing the dream,” local hip hop star Nasty C admitted.

Rising star, Lastee, explained how his big break came in the unorthodox form of a piece that he wrote for a 30-second soundtrack on TV.

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Nasty C’s big break happened way back in 2015, when his track ‘Juice Back’ was noticed.

The track has since become a top remix track, reworked by Cassper Nyovest and Davido.

While these stars are all killing it now, there is always a time before the fame when musicians had to work themselves to the bone for the recognition they deserve!

Listen to more inspiring experiences from these talented local musicians here:

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